So yet another swami has been caught in a sex scandal. Don't you feel like saying: "Big fucking deal?" Only that in these days of spycam and You Tube, whenever a swami is caught, you have the privilege of watching him in the act. And that's when you realise that the swami is as human as you. But it is you humans who first make a God out of him and then stone him once you realise that his desires are very human.
The question is, why do need a swami to make life easier for you? Hasn't God given you sufficient brains to sort out your problems for yourself? But no, you still need a swami to tell you the obvious things in life. Such as, death and disease are inevitable, or, whatever happens happens for the good. If assurance is all you want, why don't you buy a copy of the Bhagavad Gita? It will cost you barely a hundred rupees and you will have none other than Lord Krishna counselling you -- directly. Yet you fall for these long-haired bogus bastards?
Actually I don't blame the so-called swamis at all: for them swamiship is a lucrative career option. They are smart people and I salute them for that. In which other profession do you get so much of respect as well as cash and female attention, that too without going to college ever? Being a poet could have been one such profession provided you were Rabindranath Tagore, who barely went to school but still had fame kissing his feet and women eating out if his hands. But Tagore was called Gurudev, not a guru or a swami.
Today, it is so easy to match -- or even beat -- Tagore. All you need to do is grow long hair and learn the Bhagavad Gita by heart and set up a camp in a small town. In the beginning you may have just 20 followers, but if you are convincing enough during your discourses, then the number will soon grow to 200, then 2,000 and finally 200,000. It's like spreading your business over the years. If our swamis were all incarnations of god, then why do they have minuscule following in the beginning and not start directly with a following of 20 million? That's because they are nothing but ambitious businessmen seeking to expand their base and following. More the following, more the money and women (or men, depending on the sexual orientation of the swami). Yet gullible Indians fall for them.
A perfect swami, according to me, is someone who has given up the pleasures and luxuries of life, which includes sex. Such a swami, according to me, either lives in the Himalayas, cut off from human civilisation, or works selflessly and relentlessly to save the civilisation without expecting his followers to build an opulent ashram for him. When a swami demonstrates a materialistic expectation or desire, you can be sure that his sexual desires are alive as well.
Sex is the nucleus of human existence whichever way you look at it -- pleasure or procreation. You just can't do without it as long as you are living amid fellow humans, no matter how strong-willed a swami you are. And as long as he does not intimidate or con women into bed claiming special powers, even a swami is entitled to some fun.